If you invested years cultivating your characters across three Mass Effect games, chances are you found the final payoff to be somewhat less than satisfying. Bioware is listening—and your words make them sad. In fact, Bioware’s co-founder, Dr. Ray Muzyka, said in a recent blog post that the criticsm was “incredibly painful to hear”.
So, they are considering making changes.
“Exec Producer Casey Hudson and the team are hard at work on a number of game content initiatives that will help answer the questions, providing more clarity for those seeking further closure to their journey. You’ll hear more on this in April. We’re working hard to maintain the right balance between the artistic integrity of the original story while addressing the fan feedback we’ve received. This is in addition to our existing plan to continue providing new Mass Effect content and new full games, so rest assured that your journey in the Mass Effect universe can, and will, continue.
“The reaction to the release of Mass Effect 3 has been unprecedented. On one hand, some of our loyal fans are passionately expressing their displeasure about how their game concluded; we care about this feedback, and we’re planning to directly address it. However, most folks appear to agree that the game as a whole is exceptional, with more than 75 critics giving it a perfect review score and a review average in the mid-90s. Net, I’m proud of the team, but we can and must always strive to do better.”
What Muzyka means by all this is unclear, but we shall know soon enough. So the question becomes, would you welcome a change to the ending of Mass Effect 3 or do you think that doing so would sacrifice Bioware’s artistic integrity?